Teana Baker Taylor
VP, Policy & Regulatory Strategy, EMEA
Teana is Vice President of Policy and Regulatory Strategy, UK/EU for Circle, a global financial technology company at the center of open financial infrastructure and the sole issuer of USD Coin (USDC) and Euro Coin (EUROC). Teana leads Circle’s government affairs and regulatory strategy in Europe and the U.K., working directly with policymakers on the development of regulatory policy and frameworks for digital currencies.

Prior to joining Circle, Teana was the Chief Policy Officer for the Chamber of Digital Commerce, where she worked directly with Capitol Hill policymakers and financial market regulators on policy developments for digital assets and blockchain. Previously, she held leadership roles at Crypto.com and Binance, where she was responsible for U.K. and European go-to-market strategies, operations, and government and regulatory affairs. Teana was also previously the Executive Director of Global Digital Finance, leading advocacy initiatives with policymakers and industry participants to build a shared understanding of the risks and opportunities presented by digital assets. Teana has held leadership roles in strategy and communications at Coinfloor, HSBC, Citi, Fiserv and Royal Bank of Scotland and Hilton Hotels.

Teana is a Non-Executive Director of CryptoUK and a board member of Crypto Connect.
11:00AM - 11:30AM
Not Just Gary: How Global Regulators Are Tackling CeFi
Gary Gensler's SEC has been dominating the headlines with its steady offensive against crypto's biggest names. But the U.S. is not the only game in town. Join this panel of experts as they assess the global regulatory landscape for exchanges, onramps, and stablecoin issuers – from MiCA in Europe to the licensing race in Asia.